Mental Health Crisis Prevention Project
Section 1115 Research and Demonstration waiver
The proposed demonstration builds upon two successful programs implemented as part of Governor Nixon's Strengthening Missouri's Mental Health System Initiative. These programs – the Community Mental Health Liaison program and the Emergency Room Enhancement program – identify young adults who are experiencing a behavioral health crisis and link them to health care and behavioral health services. Under the proposed demonstration, individuals identified through these programs will have far greater access to integrated medical and behavioral health services, including evidence-based supported employment services.